Apple Cake

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Isn’t this just the cutest little apple:)

Hello:)  Today I want to share one of my favorite desserts that I like to make in the Fall.  (Last week I was talking about making this too!) This cake is so yummy and has been one of my favorite desserts ever since my mom would make it when I was a little girl.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!  It’s pretty easy to make (the most time consuming thing is cutting up the apples) and your house will smell SOOOOO good while it’s baking… so worth it!

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Okay so here’s what you’ll need…

Apple Cake

1 1/2 c. sugar

1 c. oil (I used Canola)

2 tsp. vanilla

2 eggs (beaten)

1 tsp. cinnamon

3/4 tsp. salt

3 c. flour

1 1/4 tsp. baking soda

3 c. apples (peeled & chopped)

1-2 tsp. powdered sugar (optional for top)

Combine sugar, oil, vanilla, eggs and salt in mixing bowl.  Beat until combined.  Mix flour, baking soda and cinnamon in separate bowl and then combine with first mixture.  Stir in apples.  Scoop mixture into a greased tube or bundt pan (it will be thick).

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Bake at 325 degrees for about 1 1/2 hrs. or until cake tester comes out clean.

 

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And here is the finished product.  This cake is yummy served alone or with a light dusting of powdered sugar on top too!  Enjoy.

Until next time!

Beth

 

Apple Cake

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Isn’t this just the cutest little apple:)

Hello:)  Today I want to share one of my favorite desserts that I make after we go apple picking.  This cake is so yummy and has been one of my favorite desserts ever since my mom would make it when I was a little girl.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!  It’s pretty easy to make (the most time is spent cutting up the apples) and your house will smell SOOOOO good while it’s baking so it’s worth it!

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Okay so here’s what you’ll need…

Apple Cake

2 c. sugar

1 c. oil (I used Canola)

2 tsp. vanilla

2 eggs (beaten)

1 tsp. cinnamon

3/4 tsp. salt

3 c. flour

1 1/4 tsp. baking soda

3 c. apples (peeled & chopped)

1-2 tsp. powdered sugar (optional for top)

Combine sugar, oil, vanilla, eggs and salt in mixing bowl.  Beat until combined.  Mix flour, baking soda and cinnamon in separate bowl and then combine with first mixture.  Stir in apples.  Scoop mixture into a greased tube or bundt pan (it will be thick).

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Bake at 325 degrees for about 1 1/2 hrs. or until cake tester comes out clean.

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And here is the finished product.  This cake is yummy served alone or with a light dusting of powdered sugar on top too!  Enjoy.

Until next time!

Beth

 

Easy Crockpot Potato Soup

Today I wanted to share one of my favorite crockpot recipes with you and it’s a pretty easy!  I love Potato Soup and I love using my crockpot so this soup is on repeat at my house.  What makes it even better is that even my daughters (1 whom is VERY picky) likes it too!!

 

It’s really simple to make and only takes a few ingredients.  The best part is that it’s made in the crockpot!  Here’s what you need…

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  • 1 (30 oz.) bag of Frozen Shredded Hash Brown Potatoes
  • 1 (32 oz.) Chicken Broth (I prefer unsalted)
  • 1 can Cream of Chicken soup
  • 2 Tbsp Minced Onion
  • 1/ tsp. ground black pepper (not pictured…oops!)
  • 1 (8 oz.) softened Cream Cheese
  • Optional toppings: shredded cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon
  1. In slow cooker put frozen hash browns, chicken broth, cream of chicken soup, minced onion and pepper.
  2. Cover crockpot and cook on low for 5 hours.
  3. Stir mixture and add cream cheese (I cube my cream cheese so it’s in smaller pieces and easier to melt).  Cover and cook for an additional 30 minutes (or until cream cheese is melted) stirring occasionally to combine cream cheese into soup.
  4. Serve topped with cheddar cheese and crumbled bacon.  Enjoy!

See, I told you this was an easy recipe.  I hope you enjoy this recipe as much and my family and I do!

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Until next time, have a great Monday!

Quick Peach Cobbler ​

I wanted to share a really quick and easy recipe I made this weekend.  I used peaches, but any fruit could be used.  Oh, and I forgot to tell you it only has 4 ingredients (I forgot to take a picture of the vanilla extract…oops!).

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1 box yellow cake mix
1 29 oz. can of peaches in heavy syrup (cherries would be a good option too)
1 stick of butter, thinly sliced
1/8 tsp. vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spread canned peaches and syrup on the bottom of 9×13 glass baking dish. Add vanilla extract to peaches and stir. Sprinkle the cake mix over the peaches evenly. Place the thin slices of butter evenly over the top of the cake mix. Bake for 45-50 minutes (or until top is slightly browned). Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream (the way my family likes it) or serve alone.
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See I told you it was easy! I hope you enjoy this not only yummy but really simple recipe.

Have a great Monday!

Beth

Roasted Asparagus

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I love grilled asparagus, but I wanted to try something different so I mixed a few recipes together and came up with a recipe that goes in the oven.  It was SO good and really easy to make.  The crispy topping from the panko and parmesan was just AWESOME!  It’s all mixed in a freezer bag too so clean-up is super simple.

1 bunch of asparagus

3 cloves of garlic

1/4 tsp. pepper

1/2 tsp. salt

2 Tbsp. olive oil

1/3 c. panko breadcrumbs

1/3 c. shredded parmesan cheese

Wash and  trim asparagus. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Line pan with parchment paper (highly recommend this for easy clean-up!).  Put trimmed asparagus in Ziploc bag and add remaining ingredients.  Shake bag until all of the asparagus is coated with mixture.  Empty bag onto pan and bake for 15 min.

SO that’s it-I told you it was easy!  Above is the picture of what it looked like when I took it out of the oven.  It was a hit in my house and will definitely be made again!  Let me know if you give it a try, I’d love to get your thoughts on it.

Have a great day!

Beth